So since I’m way too impatient to wait until the fab rug completes the nook, I’m going to just go ahead and show you the update! I found this wonderful fabric on clearance at fabric.com and then found an online coupon code that worked. I was able to score seven yards of fabric for $45! I love that it fits with my coastal theme. Look at those precious little seahorses!
I don’t know if this fabric is still available but it is a P. Kauffman fabric.
To make these panels, I mismeasured my fabric (yes you read that right) and then glued all my edges with hot glue (again..you read that right). I don’t sew unless it’s absolutely necessary and my hot glue hasn’t yet let me down. I had originally planned on gathering my fabric in a pleated fashion at the top, but my mismeasuring required me to hang the fabric from ring clips.
Since these are just dummy panels (sorry panels, not trying to insult your drapiness…it’s just what you’re called) and I have no intention of ever closing them, I just folded the fabric tightly and placed ring clips to secure.
The bottom edge looked a little unfinished so I added some trim I had on hand…again…with hot glue!
So did you catch that? To make these curtains, I cut the fabric to the sort-of correct length, “hemmed” it with my hot glue gun, added some glued on trim, and hung them from ring clips.
And here they are! I love how the fabric defines the space and warms the space.
I’m also loving how the colors in the fabric compliment my stone backsplash that I started last July and have yet to finish. I’m hoping this picture motivates me to start grouting again!
So what do you think? Won’t this space be perfect once my rug arrives? I’m sure I won’t be able to resist showing you once again!
I love this nook…You did a fantastic job on the window treatments….enjoy your space….
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Carmie of the Single Nester says
Love the curtains. I have never seen beachy curtains in those colors.
Now, those are *my* kind of panels … glue, glue and more glue! They look fabulous, as does your breakfast area. I love the sign resting on the ledge and look forward to seeing your new rug! *Becca*
I like the fabric and think it's hilarious that you avoid sewing at all costs. Is there a story behind that? I would love to hear more. 🙂
I'm wondering what it would look like to have your drapes come across the top too…a swag of sorts to really frame the area well. It would create a bit of balance with the two panels on the side and such. Just an idea.
They are so gorgeous! You really did a FAB job! And…that's my motto:Hot Glue is the Greatest! Thanks for sharing-its's a beautiful nook. I bet "world decisions" are made there!
I am not tired of seeing your breakfast nook or any part of your house, Beth. I love your style and think the glue gun curtains are perfect….love the fabric!
Love the fabric! Wow! what a great price! I'm in the middle of nowhere and need upholstery fabric..any suggestions for Ohio?
Michelle @ Green Kettle says
This is a beautiful example of the correct way to treat these types of windows. Most people with this architecture get it wrong. They end up with great big swaths of fabric all over the place. As a result, you lose to the interest that it brings. You created a beautiful highlight for your nook. Great job!
LOVE that you did these without dragging out a sewing machine. I own a sewing machine, but I am terrible at sewing, so I stay away from any crafts or home decor that requires using it. So, needless to say, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this panel idea! Look forward to more ideas from you. Also love your stone backsplash…very coastal!
The curtains are beautiful! And I love that you didn't sew – hot glue would be my method of choice too!
Thanks for sharing!
Michelle @ Dream Home DIY says
Oh how I adore you so much! You totally "keep it real" sweetie :0)
Lemonade Makin' Mama says
Love it all, and more photos would be so enjoyed… you never have to worry about "over showing" such a pretty space girl!!
Great job! It looks like a picture in a magazine. I like the curtain hooks, it makes it look more expensive 🙂
Eileen Curinga says
Looking good, Beth! I am nuts over that fabric, SO cute!
I wouldn't have thought to hang the curtains on that wall rather than follow the window line. Genius, you are!!
Lettered Cottage says
My kind of "sewing" too! 😀
Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says
Hey, Beth, I love your new fabric. Looks gorgeous & I just love, love the Sea Salt paint in there, that was a good choice for those cabinets. Your breakfast nook looks fabulous!!
They look great and the seahorses are too cute! What I love about you, Beth, is that you don't take yourself too seriously and are real with us. Hot glue and mismeasuring…you are wonderful!
Beth@The Stories of A2Z says
No plans to take the backsplash past the cabinet. When I say "finish it" I'm talking about completing it around the rest of the kitchen. It's only done in one little section so far.
The Sterling Cherub says
That curtain fabric is gorgeous – I adore the itty bitty seahorses! Your panels turned out really nice, too; they look professionally done. No one would ever guess hot glue and mismeasuring was involved!
Must say your stone backsplash is epic, reminds me of a famous rocky beach here in southern California known for its surf (Trestles). Get to grouting, lady, I can't wait to see that thing finished!
PS: Your dining nook is darling!
If it were me, I would carry your wall paint color all the way down to your counter and leave your stone back splash ending where it does. The cabinets act as a frame for the stone. Just my personal thought. I had a similar situation with wallpaper…..go past the cabinet to the window or not? I didn't…..and it always looked best…..glad I stopped with the cabinets. For what its worth! Toni
I'm really like this. Our breakfast nook is very similiar, and I've been lost as to what type of window treatments to do. We currently have 2 inch blinds on the windows, but I wanted some sort of fabric, just to pull a color theme together. We have beadboard going up 3/4 of the way though, sort of like your batton, and I didn't want to cover it with panels. Mounting panels on the outside of the area, like you did is a great solution.
Love them! It really adds texture and movement to the space!
Now THAT'S my kind of sewing project! Looks great, and makes me feel better knowing that I don't HAVE to sew them to get the same effect. 🙂 Can't wait to see it with the rug to tie it all together.
I don't WANT you to resist showing us more pictures! I can already picture the rug–it will be perfect! That fabric is absolute perfection. Well. done. my friend!
Finding Home says
Love the fabric and I am all about avoiding the sewing machine. Looks great! Take care, Laura
I love the fabric. It looks so nice in there. What a pretty eating area with the panels, the board and batten, cute table, etc. I am excited to see more pictures when the rug arrives.
Have a great day.
Kim @ Sand and Sisal says
Mismeasured and hot glued? Works for me!!! Looks beautiful!
Melissa Lewis says
I love it, they add that touch of warmth and total invite you to sit and stay a while! Great job and thinks for your easy tips!!!
Love it! I am in the middle of a breakfast nook redo as well! The last step is the curtains…I am debating over them now. I love your and can't wait to see your rug!
Carrie Duvall says
That's awesome! I need to make curtains like that! : )
You gotta love a no-sew project that packs this much punch! The rug will be just the right finishing touch… and then you can go back to grouting. 🙂
Love it, love it, love it!
Love that fabric! It's so soft, pretty and coastal! I just used a P Kaufmann fabric for a tablecloth. I love using outdoor fabrics indoors. With boys, soil resistance is key. Can't wait to see the rug. Thanks for sharing.
Beth, the fabric is just beautiful, and I love the view of the brick from the other house next door It gives some sort of charm to your home. can't wait to see the rug you put down. great job as always.
Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish says
Looks great darling!! I love the fabric!
Being a beach bum, I love the fabric! You did a great job. Hard to believe you didn't sew a single stitch! Can't wait to see it all come together upon your new rug!
Carmel @ Our Fifth House says
I swear we are soul sisters girl! I'm right there with you on the power of a glue gun! That's how I always attach trim to my store bought drapes to make them look fancier 🙂 I'm also big on stitch witchery because I can't sew to save my life 🙂
Great job. Love that fabric and it looks great on that window.
I love it!
Staci at Craftify It ! says
the fabric you found is beautiful & I love the clips that hold up your panels…simple, but beautiful! I'm impressed you made these without having to SEW!
Traci@ Beneath My Heart says
They are the prettiest no-sew curtains I have ever seen.
Love the fabric. Very pretty~
I just put up a mosaic glass/stone backsplash this week and took the day off today. Will have to grout next week, but such an improvement thus far.
Always enjoy your posts.
Off topic.. Do you have a link for your backsplash. The little rocks look neat, or are you planning on posting pictures of the finished work?
I'm always afraid to spend too much on fabric… I hate cutting it!
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says
Yup, they look great, Beth! Love the fabric. These are the best stationery drapes I've seen not sewn and mis-measured! : )
⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ says
That is how I sew…either hot glue or stitch witch..hasn't let me down either. Nice job Beth, I like the fabric too.
A woman without a glue gun is a woman lost in the wilderness 😀 they look great, Beth.
i love it! I love the colors and how it all comes together!! And those are my kind of curtains, the least work possible with the max impact!
Whoah! Incredible. While I'm gleefully happy that you improvised so well on making these I have to tell you, the seamstress in me… well I think while I was ready my eyes bugged out and my jaw dropped open hahaha! Great job!! You impressed me.
Mrs. White says
Wonderful job! You make it look so easy!
The Legacy of Home
They look lovely. Love that kind of "sewing". I like the warmth of the whole area. Looks like a great place to eat and hang out
Holly @ Roller Coaster Life says
looove it! i love my heat n bond curtains i have in my mom cave!!! custom curtains for cheap!
They look great! I've made oodles of curtains with "heat n bond" or "stitch witchery." It's my fave!
I love that little nook. I think I'd hang out there all the time!